Originally Posted by Boss Hoss
Well if they shoot better for you then great! I have a few thousand of 250 SMK I use for competition and do not use the 300 gr pills yet. In all of the Berger vs SMK testing I have done have found the Bergerís to have more "within the lot variation" surface variation than is desirable for competition.
Understand that you are talking about "hunting rifles" but my SS Sporters are built to the same specifications and in many cases use the exact components as my competition rifles. To put it as straight forward as I can if you were to require me to use the 300 gr. pill and send me 500 of the 300 gr. Bergerís I would sell them and buy the SMK's based on previous experience. The Berger may or may not be a good choice however, when my tubes are being used then it will be Green Box or on a few instances the Nosler pills.
Also-----most of the Berger testing mentioned above was in the 2005 to 2007 time frame.
Oh, OK. Thanks for the clairification. In reading the OP, in the first post, I assumed we were talking 300 gr .338's. So that is what I was thinking .
So my data and testing of the 300 SMK vs both the Gen 1 and Gen 2 300gr. Bergers does not have any similarities to your results since we were talking about different calibers and different weights.
Thanks for the explanation. That make more sense to me now.